Theatre (7800)

Theatre (7800)

100 EXPERIENCING THEATRE 3 credits
Experience the theatre as a live, dynamic art form through an exposure to and participation in University productions.
103 THEATRE ORIENTATION 0 credits
Orientation to the information and strategies necessary to aid new theatre students in their understanding of the field of theatre.
108 INTRO: VISUAL ARTS OF THEATRE 3 credits
Introduction to the design theory of scenic, costume, lighting and imagery of the theatre. The course includes the application of these principles to multimedia.
145 MOVEMENT TRAINING 3 credits
Specialized physical training for the actor.
151 VOICE & DICTION 3 credits
Speech improvement as it specifically applies to the stage. This course is concerned with the proper techniques and principles of vocal production in their practical application to stage performance.
170 INTRO TO ACTING FOR NON-MAJORS 3 credits
Introduction to Acting for Non-majors is a course designed for the beginning student to develop an understanding of basic acting techniques.
172 ACTING I 3 credits
Introductory fundamentals of acting through the investigation of the body as an instrument for the stage, improvisation and basic scene study.
262 STAGE MAKEUP 3 credits
Theory and practice in the application of stage makeup from juvenile to character. Lecture/Lab.
263 SCENE PAINTING 3 credits
The development of skills and knowledge of stage scenic painting required for the theatre designer and technician. Laboratory required.
264 PLAYSCRIPT & PERFORM ANALYSIS 3 credits
An introduction to various methods of how to read and analyze a play script for theatre production, utilizing theories and tools from Aristotle to today.
265 BASIC STAGECRAFT 3 credits
Basic stagecraft including equipment, construction and handling of two-dimensional scenery and theatrical hardware. Laboratory required.
274 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FOR THEATRE 3 credits
Hands-on exploration of theories and methods used in electronic development of promotional and creative materials. Activities include still and motion image capture, editing and distribution.
300 THEATRE ORG & PROD MGMT 3 credits
Study of successful methods of theatre organization and production stage management of professional and non-professional performing arts operations.
301 INTRO TO THEATRE THROUGH FILM 3 credits
Prerequisite: 3400:210 or 3400:221. A study of the Theatre with emphasis on its cultural and social influences on our society. Does not meet the Humanities requirement for Theatre majors.
306 STAGE COSTUME DESIGN 3 credits
Prerequisites: 108, 264. Introduction to basic costume construction techniques, organization and maintenance of wardrobe for theatrical performance. Lab required.
335 HIST OF THTR & DRAMA LIT I 3 credits
Prerequisite: 100. The history and theory of dramatic literature and theatre practices from the Greeks through the Restoration, including select non-western theatre traditions.
336 SCENIC DESIGN 3 credits
Prerequisites: 108, 264. The theory of scene design and imagery of the theatre. The course may include the application of these principles to other media.
345 THE AUDITION PROCESS 3 credits
Course presents skills, knowledge and experiences in the audition process.
351 ADVANCED VOICE & MOVEMENT 3 credits
Prerequisites: 145, 151. Advanced training in movement techniques and vocal work, integrating the performer's physical and vocal instrument.
355 STAGE LIGHTING DESIGN 3 credits
Prerequisites: 100, 265. The art and technique of stage lighting design: light plotting, color theory, and optical effects.
370 DIRECTING I 3 credits
Prerequisites: 100, 172, 264. Emphasizes fundamentals of play directing, including responsibilities of director, stage nomenclature, play selection, analysis, and rehearsal techniques.
373 ACTING II 3 credits
Prerequisite: 172. Continuation of 172. Further emphasis on the psychology of the actor and development of performing techniques through scene study.
374 ACTING III 3 credits
Prerequisite: 373. Further in-depth actor training with emphasis on the language and interpretation of classic plays including Shakespeare.
403 ST: THEATRE ARTS 1-4 credits
(May be repeated as different subject areas are covered, but no more than 10 credits may be applied toward B.A. degree) Prerequisite: permission. Traditional and nontraditional topics in theatre arts, supplementing courses listed in the General Bulletin.
421 MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION 3 credits
Designed to make the theatre student aware of the total creative process involved in mounting a stage musical.
435 HIST OF THTR & DRAMA LIT II 3 credits
Prerequisite: 335. The history and theory of dramatic literature and theatre practices from the eighteenth century through the present, including select non-western theatre traditions.
436 STYLES OF SCENIC DESIGN 3 credits
Prerequisite: 336. Theatrical styles and periods in scenic design and scenography.
455 CREATING PERFORMANCE 3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of six credits.) This course introduces devising processes, improvisation, ensemble work, and physical theatre techniques appropriate to the preparation of practical performance projects from sources other than a conventional play.
461 DIRECTING II 3 credits
Prerequisite: 370. Emphasizes fundamentals of play directing, including responsibilities of director, stage nomenclature, play selection, analysis, and rehearsal techniques.
467 CONTEMPORARY THEATRE STYLES 3 credits
A detailed examination of representative plays of the contemporary theatre with an emphasis on plays of the 1980s and 1990s.
471 SENIOR SEMINAR 1 credits
Prerequisites: 7800:274, upper class standing, and permission from the theatre advisor. A forum to develop professional skills to make the transition to a theatre career: artistic, academic, business and professional.
472 METHODS-TCHG ELEM THEATRE ARTS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 100 and 172. This course provides skills, knowledge and experiences essential to teaching effective and creative theatre arts in elementary school through current theories, methods and materials.
473 METHODS -TCHG SEC THEATRE ARTS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 100 and 172. This course presents skills, knowledge and experiences essential to teaching innovative and creative theatre arts in the secondary school through current theories, methods and materials.
475 ACTING FOR THE MUSICAL THEATRE 3 credits
Prerequisites: 172 or permission of instructor. A scene study course in analyzing and performing roles in American musicals. Accompanist provided.
480 INDP STUDY: THEATRE 1-3 credits
Practice, study, and/or research in selected elements of theatre arts and production including preparation and presentation of creative and technological projects..
490 W: THEATRE ARTS 1-3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 6 credits) Prerequisite: advanced standing or permission. Group study or group projects investigating particular phases of theatre arts not covered by other courses in curriculum.
495 HONORS RESEARCH PROJ: THEATRE 1-3 credits
Prerequisites: Approval of department preceptor. Creative project or research supervised by theatre preceptor.

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